Bay-Lake Tower
  • On Jun 1, 2021
    Matthew from NJ Asked

    We are planning a trip to Bay Lake Tower in March 2022 but availability only goes through 3/17. I have been checking the Disney World website every day for the past 2-3 months thinking that additional dates would become available. Any idea when they will?

    Hi Matthew!

    Welcome to planDisney! I’m so impressed that you have been checking so frequently for your reservation. I am a believer that Disney luck favors those that stalk reservations, and I am known to check things regularly for cancelations and openings.

    Online availability at Disney Deluxe Villa Accommodations varies and generally opens approximately 10 months in advance. As you have discovered though, this is not a hard and fast date, as one would have expected to see some rooms available for the end of March at this point. Usually, these rooms are released in blocks of dates, rather than one day at a time. My best advice is to keep checking as you should see the other dates you need appear very soon for Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort. 

    I will warn you that availability may be more limited than usual. If you can book the first few days of your visit, you may want to consider that, and then add the other days when they become available. As long as the room type and view are the same, Disney can link the separate reservations into one so that moving rooms will not be necessary, and you’ll be able to book Advance Dining Reservations for your entire stay.

    The Walt Disney World Travel Company does have an inventory of villas they can book for the public, but the majority of the rooms are available to Disney Vacation Club Members. When a Member uses their Vacation Points to plan a vacation outside the Disney Vacation Club Villas, for example, a Disney Cruise Line voyage, or an Adventures by Disney trip, that allows more villas to become available to the public. With the pandemic, Members have not been able to cruise or travel to foreign countries, and so fewer villas are moving into the public inventory than is typical.

    Sending you pixie dust, Matthew, that your villa becomes available soon!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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